CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting in Washington, DC, by Dr. West

Coolsculpting® is a revolutionary non-surgical permanent fat reduction technology that gently and effectively reduces or eliminates areas of unwanted fat. The results are similar to those of liposuction, but without the surgery. At the West Institute, we have all of the most advanced, updated CoolSculpting body applicators, and the most up-to-date device that allows us to complete each treatment cycle in just 35 minutes!

How Does CoolSculpting Work?

Coolsculpting is a safe, time trusted technology developed at Harvard University. It works by freezing fat cells, which are more sensitive to cold than any other cells. The treated fat cells die and are then naturally eliminated by your body over the course of several weeks.

The CoolSculpting fat-freezing procedure is the only FDA-approved, nonsurgical, non-invasive fat-reducing treatment that uses controlled cooling to eliminate stubborn fat. The technology utilizes temperatures that are too low for fat to survive yet are still perfectly tolerable by other tissue, such as muscle and skin.

During the procedure, the appropriate applicator is placed on the treatment area and the device applies suction to gently pull in the area of unwanted fat. For the first few minutes you may experience a mild tugging sensation which is followed by cooling.

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After the applicator is removed, the treated area is massaged. At The West Institute, we ensure the most efficient fat reduction possible by massaging mechanically with a device known as Z-wave, demonstrated in clinical studies to maximize results achieved with CoolSculpting. Z-wave is the most technologically advanced massage system, using shock waves to mechanically break up treated fat cells, resulting in more fat removal per cycle when compared to manual massage. Patients typically resume normal activities the same day with no need for compression garments or any other restrictions.

Why Should I Choose Dr. West as Coolsculpting Expert in Washington D.C.?

Dr. Tina West is a board-certified dermatologist and leading expert in cosmetic dermatology, laser surgery, and body contouring procedures including CoolSculpting, EmSculpt, Cellulaze, and more. With over twenty years of experience, Dr. West’s extensive training and unique technique help her to provide highly individualized results for each of her patients, making her your best choice for liposuction in Northern Virginia.

Dr. West understands how important being fit and feeling strong is in her own personal life, and she brings this supportive perspective to all of her patients. For Dr. West, the most rewarding aspect of her career is watching her patients attain their own aesthetic goals, boosting their confidence, and helping them feel attractive. Her unique training, experience, and appreciation for aesthetics allow her to create significant results with natural-looking outcomes.

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Dr. Tina West is a board-certified dermatologist and leading expert in cosmetic dermatology, laser surgery, and body contouring procedures. For over 20 years, Dr. West has dedicated her practice to providing natural-looking results and full patient satisfaction. Dr. West invites you to visit The West Institute for a friendly and informative consultation.

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Is CoolSculpting Right For Me?

CoolSculpting is a fat-reduction treatment for men and women who want to get rid of stubborn pockets of fat in certain areas of their body using a nonsurgical alternative that has little to no downtime. CoolSculpting is FDA-approved for the treatment of unwanted fat in the abdomen, flanks (“love handles”), thighs, knees, upper arms, bra-bulge, back, and under the chin (submental) and jawline (submandibular).

Dr. West and team will meet with you to identify if this treatment is best to meet your needs and goals.

CoolSculpting Elite™

The West Institute is proud to offer CoolSculpting Elite, the newest and most effective body contouring technology available. The Elite model was designed to improve your body contouring experience and allow for more treatment area coverage than any other nonsurgical fat reduction device on the market. Compared to the traditional model, CoolSculpting Elite is faster, quieter, more comfortable, and freezes more fat in less time. 

CoolSculpting Elite offers a variety of benefits, including: 

  • Improved Fat Reduction: the CoolSculpting Elite device removes more than 20-25% of unwanted fat. 
  • Better Coverage: CoolSculpting Elite covers 18% more skin surface, targeting more fat cells in the same treatment time. This essentially means you are getting more out of your treatment at no added cost.
  • Additional Applicators: Whereas the old model had one applicator, CoolSculpting Elite has two. Thus, we can treat multiple areas of the body simultaneously.
  • Updated Technology: CoolSculpting Elite is the culmination of ten years of CoolSculpting research, development, and widespread use. The device is now sleeker, more compact, and offers superior freezing technology.
  • Enhanced Versatility: CoolSculpting Elite has multiple applicator shapes and styles that are perfect for treating specific areas of the body. These specialized applicators increase both comfort and effectiveness.
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How Long Do The Results Last?

Noticeable, natural-looking fat reduction in treated areas can be seen within three weeks, with the most notable improvement appearing within three to six months. The frozen fat cells in the treatment area gradually die over time and are naturally processed by your body. The results in these treated areas are proven and permanent.

Ready to Enjoy a Better Body?

If you would like to take the next step toward a more confident you, Dr. West invites you to reach out and schedule a personalized assessment! Our team would be happy to meet with you to discuss your many incredible body contouring options offered at The West Institute.